The Department of Defense has released a report assessing China’s military and non-military expansion efforts worldwide and their implications for the U.S.
DoD said in the report released Monday that China has expanded through Digital Silk Road and One Belt, One Road initiatives; military access and engagement; economic presence; and technology acquisition.
According to the report, the Asian country’s growing activities worldwide present implications for the U.S. and China across military access, logistics, force posture and training areas.
The document states that DoD has responded to the implications of China’s growing global activities in accordance with the National Defense Strategy while backing a whole-of-government measure.
The report also outlines DoD’s interagency programs such as efforts to align NDS with the National Security Strategy; continuous aerial and maritime operations in areas covered by international law; and collaboration with Congress and executive branch to safeguard the country’s national security innovation base.